VACATIONS TO COSTA RICA



 


Essential Costa Rica
from $809*
Departures Every Friday & Monday thru Dec 17, 2018
8 Days/7 Nights

Day 1:
Welcome to Costa Rica! Get ready to explore Guanacaste and enjoy all the eco–diversity Costa Rica has for you. You will land at the Liberia International Airport where a shuttle service from the Hilton will meet you and take you to your first night’s stay at The Hilton Garden Inn where you will rest, relax and prepare for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2:
Once you’ve finished enjoying the amazing buffet breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, you will be taken to The Hacienda Guachipelin for a fully loaded adventure day tour that includes zip lining, majestic waterfalls, a canyon tour, tubing adventure, thermal waters, hot springs and horseback riding. You will then enjoy a lunch buffet at the restaurant with the rest of the group. After this amazing journey, you will then spend the night at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin or Hotel Borinquen depending on availability.

Day 3:
Right after breakfast, you will be taken to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It has been ranked 14th in terms of places you must visit in the world. Here you will trek through the cloud forest on board the Sky Walk and Sky Tram Tour. You will be able to see the cloud forest from a bird’s eye view. Since the sky tram resides high over the forest canopy, you will observe wildlife as it happens.

Day 4:
Hotel El Establo offers an exquisite breakfast and right after this Palo Verde National Park is your next destination. Here you will get the opportunity to embark on a boat safari tour and get a close up view of crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of different species of birds and reptiles. After this adventure you will be visiting the cultural pottery town of Guaitil and learn about the Costa Rican traditions and culture while observing how pottery has been made for centuries. You will also acquire knowledge about historical facts of Costa Rica. Afterwards you will make a quick stop to visit the oldest church of Costa Rica, built in 1644 in Nicoya. After a short drive from Nicoya to Playa Samara you will then arrive at the Hotel Villas Playa Samara for the rest of your trip.

Day 5-7:
You will be at Hotel Villas Playa Samara enjoying one of the most magnificent beaches that Costa Rica offers. Recently voted the 2nd best beach in Central America by TripAdvisor; Samara is a top destination to relax and enjoy the sand and sun. Hotel Villas Playa Samara has many other benefits at your service. You will also be entitled to a 2 for 1 discount in Spa Packages.

Day 8:
Time to go back home! You will be taken back to the airport right on time for your flight back home. Enjoy this Costa Rica adventure arranged specially for you.

Inclusions:
Round-trip space available air transportation to Liberia, Costa Rica based on the least expensive non-stop flight
7 nights accommodation
Volcano, Guaitil Pottery Village, beach and forest tours and activities
Driver, bilingual guide and photographer
3.5 to 4-Star hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily
Extra meals as described
100% guaranteed departures
The most inclusions of any tour
Stay at the hotels listed is 100% guaranteed

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Fees & tax 15%

Additional Information:
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Not recommended for pregnant women.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from Guanacaste (LIR) Airport.
There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure.
Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for details.



Jewels of Costa Rica
from $859*

Departures Every Friday & Sunday thru Dec 14, 2018
8 Days/7 Nights

Day 1: San Jose
Arrive in the San Jose Airport and take the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari shuttle to the hotel, where you will stay the night. You are free to explore on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton

Day 2: San Jose – La Fortuna (B, L)
Meet your group for breakfast at 6:30 a.m., and then depart San Jose for Poas Volcano National Park (entrance fee included). Then, continue to the popular La Paz Waterfall Gardens and tour the beautiful falls, a butterfly garden, and a wild cat sanctuary, before heading to Cosa Rica’s Northern Plains. Check in at the top-rated Mountain Paradise Hotel, where you can access a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, and restaurants.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 3: La Fortuna (B, L)
Choose to go on a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park or go white water rafting through the rain forest, rejoining your group at the Paradise Park hot springs at the end of your chosen adventure. Free time for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 4: La Fortuna – Gold Coast (B)
Drive from the mountains back down to the beach for your first of two days of swimming and relaxing on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. Stay at either Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort, both top-rated beachfront resorts right on the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbu Ocean View Resort

Day 5: Gold Coast (B)
Lounge at the pool or relax on the beach, which boasts calm waters and a view of Isla Chora. Activities available for purchase likely to include surf lessons, dolphin-watching tours, snorkeling, and ocean kayaking.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort

Day 6: Gold Coast – Monteverde (B)
Return to the mountains to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, considered one of the most important cloud forests in the world for its abundant diversity. Traverse the cloud forest canopy on board a series of hanging bridges, take a tram through the trees, and walk on a nature path through the forest. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the village of Monteverde, a quiet mountain town with Quaker roots, or enjoying the restaurants, swimming pools, soccer field, tennis court, and spa at your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel El Establo

Day 7: Monteverde – Hermosa Beach (B)
Head back toward the coast, stopping at the Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles, before arriving at Manuel Antonio National Park. Take a guided hike of the park, known for its rich biodiversity and untouched beaches. Then, check-in at the Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation at Playa Hermosa. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation

Day 8: Hermosa Beach – San Jose (B)
After breakfast, leave the hotel at 7 a.m. for the San Jose International Airport.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch

Inclusions:
Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica based on the least expensive non-stop flight
7 nights accommodation
Entrance fees
National Park fees
Breakfast daily
Morning tea
Lunch on day 2 and 3
All activities
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Professional photographer guide
Airport pickup
Airport drop-off
Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Fees & tax 15%

Additional Information:
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Maximum 20 people per tour.
Not recommended for pregnant women.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from San Jose (SJO) Airport.

There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure.
Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for details.



Pacific North Coast Beaches from $269*

Departures Any Day thru Dec 22, 2018
4 Days/3 Nights

Surrounded by unspoiled dry tropical forest and dazzling topography, the Gulf of Papagayo is the ideal setting for nature lovers and beachgoers seeking to plunge themselves into the national parks of Guanacaste, or simply kickback and relax along one of Papagayo’s world-class beaches.

From birding in the region’s dry tropical forests to exploring the volcanic landscape of the Guanacaste Mountains, northwest Guanacaste has it all. In close proximity to the gulf are a number of national parks, including Santa Rosa, Marino las Baulas, Guanacaste, and Rincón de la Vieja, which provide visitors opportunities to explore the natural inland terrain.

Of course, the Gulf of Papagayo is most famous for its beaches. Here, the sun shines throughout the day, heating the white-sand coast and the immaculate aquamarine sea. Tropical trees sway in the breeze at the edge of the beach, providing shade from the burning sun, while the warm gulf waters beckon visitors to take a dip in the calm water.

Wyndham Tamarindo
Overlooking Pacific Ocean

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Jun 1 thru 30, 2018
Standard Room - from $279*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$55 pp

Jul 1 thru Aug 31, 2018
Standard Room - from $269*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$53 pp

Sep 1 thru Nov 30, 2018
Standard Room - from $289*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$61 pp

Dec 1 thru 22, 2018
Standard Room - from $309*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$67 pp

Tamarindo Diria
Tamarindo Beach

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Jun 1 thru Jun 30, 2018
Standard Room - from $359*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$83 pp
Sunset Ocean View - from $489*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$127 pp

Jul 1 thru 31, 2018
Standard Room - from $429*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$104 pp
Sunset Ocean View - from $589*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$159 pp

Aug 1 thru 31, 2018
Standard Room - from $369*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$85 pp
Sunset Ocean View - from $499*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$129 pp

Sep 1 thru 30, 2018
Standard Room - from $419*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$102 pp
Sunset Ocean View - from $569*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$154 pp

Oct 1 thru Dec 15, 2018
Standard Room - from $399*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$98 pp
Sunset Ocean View - from $559*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$150 pp

Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Langosta Beach

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Jun 1 thru Jun 30, 2018
Superior Room - from $419*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$103 pp

Jul 1 thru 31, 2018
Superior Room - from $459*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$118 pp

Aug 1 thru 31, 2018
Superior Room - from $419*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$103 pp

Sep 1 thru 30, 2018
Superior Room - from $459*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$118 pp

Nov 1 thru 30, 2018
Superior Room - from $489*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$126 pp

Dec 1 thru 22, 2018
Superior Room - from $539*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$143 pp

PACIFIC NORTH COAST VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation via Southwest Airlines from Houston to Liberia or via JetBlue Airline from New York (JFK), 3 night's accommodations, breakfast daily at Wyndham Tamarindo and Tamarindo Diria, and at Occidental Tamarindo all meals, all beverages, non-motorized water sports and gratuities, hotel taxes and service charges. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $30 pp payable upon departure. Southwest Airlines departure taxes approximately $115 per person. JetBlue departure taxes approximately $135 per person. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.


San Jose City Stay from $279*

Departures Any Day thru Dec 31, 2018
4 Days/3 Nights

San Jose Costa Rica has changed in recent years – received a facelift in many ways – and is an interesting city to visit, full of history, museums, beautiful architecture, restaurants, colorful gardens and sights. New walking streets make the city more pedestrian-friendly.

Take your time exploring historic neighborhoods such as Barrio Amón, where colonial mansions have been converted into contemporary art galleries, and Barrio Escalante, the city's gastronomic epicenter. Stroll with Saturday shoppers at the farmers market, join the Sunday crowds in Parque La Sabana, dance the night away to live music at one of the city's vibrant clubs, or visit the museums of gold, jade, art and natural history, and you'll begin to understand the multidimensional appeal of Costa Rica's largest city and cultural capital.

Tourists in San Jose can ride the new private hop-on, hop-off tour bus service that takes them to the city’s main tourist attractions, such as the National Museum, National Theatre, National Children’s Museum and the Costa Rican Art Museum. Bus service, with certified tour guides, runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. along eight different routes; buses come around to each stop every 45 minutes on a loop system and you can hop on and hop off wherever you like for as long as you like.

Your hotel, Casa Conde Hotel & Suites, a four acre colonial village style hotel with 100 rooms located within a residential neigborhood, is away from the noise of downtown. The hotel is
located just 5 minutes from downtown San José and 30 minutes from the international airport, and offers comfortable facilities. The fully furnished, equipped with a kitchen, dining room, living room, TV, air conditioning, secure parking and all the amenities, make you feel right at home.

Casa Conde Hotel & Suites

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Jun 1 thru Dec 31, 2018
Standard Suite - from $279*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$55 pp
Junior Suite - from $339*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$75 pp

SAN JOSE CITY STAY VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica, 3 night's accommodations, breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $30 pp payable upon departure. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the "from" (shortest non-stop route) to the "To" (furthest point in the US or Canada with one connection each direction) to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.


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